The official fundraising and athletics alumni engagement organization of Purdue Athletics
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What

The 1869 Society is a corporate giving society with businesses of all sizes that are committed philanthropic supporters of the greatest areas of need for Purdue Athletics. Join us as one of the first 1,869 participants to be considered a Founding Member.

Why

University enrollment is at an all-time high of 46,114 students, and Purdue Athletics has been one of the primary drivers of its growth and popularity. Annually, approximately one million alumni, fans, and friends spend time in athletic venues. In order to continue this legacy, we have created this society to engage corporations both philanthropically as well as in a way that assists with the development of Purdue student-athletes beyond their time on campus. 

How

Make an investment of $5,000 or more to impact the lives of the student-athletes you cheer on, see as role models, and may hire one day. By doing so, you will receive a variety of associated benefits outlined below. A key benefit to consider is the ability to participate in the annual 1869 Society Leadership Summit. 

By the
numbers

100%
Placement
Rate

for May 2021 student-
athlete graduates

550
student-
athletes

333 males
217 females

35
U.S. states
represented

29
countries
represented

124
different
majors

26%
underrepresented minority students

as opposed to campus’ 10%

3.22
Cumulative
GPA

Benefits

*Payable and accessible over a five-year period, subject to availability and will be reviewed annually.

$5,000+

$25,000+

All benefits of the $5,000+ level, plus:

  • Host student-athlete career development workshops and community service opportunities
  • Keynote speaker opportunities within Purdue Athletics
  • Customized recruitment and hiring assistance
  • Recognition at signature Old Gold & Black Dinner and exclusive A.D. Dinners
  • Access to Purdue Athletics facilities for corporate events
  • John Purdue Club Day hole sponsorship

$100,000+

All benefits of the $5,000+ and $25,000+ levels, plus:

Members

$100,000+

  • Beck’s Hybrids Inc.
  • Electric Plus, Inc.
  • Methodist Sports Medicine Center Corporate
  • Midland Trust
  • Milestone Contractors LP
  • The Russell Company
  • Shelby Materials
  • Vetronix Research
  • Wabash National Corporation

$25,000+

  • Anthem, Inc.
  • Aramark Corporation
  • Bio Town Ag, Inc.
  • DeFouw Chevrolet-BMW
  • Elayken, LLC
  • Flexware Innovation
  • Fox Contractors Corp.
  • Fulmer Seeds and Services Incorporated
  • Gridiron Metal Works
  • Herrema Dairy LLC
  • Huston Electric, Inc.
  • Integrated Distribution Services, Inc.
  • Irving Materials Incorporated
  • JCB Trucking

$5,000+

  • Accurate Property Management
  • ACPP Construction Services, Inc.
  • Allman Johnson CPA
  • American Structurepoint Inc.
  • Applied Engineering Services Inc.
  • Bastian Solutions
  • Brand Electric, Inc.
  • Butler, Fairman & Seufert Inc.
  • Commonwealth Engineers Inc.
  • Dold Financial Group
  • Don Ayres Honda
  • Encore Landscape
  • Encore Wealth Partners
  • Fleetwood Chevrolet Buick
  • Henry Poor Lumber Co.
  • Hovde, Dassow & Deets LLC
  • Jabe, LLC
  • Kelaca
  • Liston & Tsantilis PC
  • Purdue Federal Credit Union
  • Raeco Realty
  • Salbery Brothers Landscaping
  • Tom Sibbitt Chevrolet Buick
  • Wilson Industrial Sales Company Inc.
  • Winco Construction
Q
Build the legacy of Purdue Athletics. support our student-athletes. promote your business’ values.

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